Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


protein wisdom mad-libs

Mr. Wisdom offers a mad-libesque formula for generating a fearsome war cry. So far my favorite example (in the original context) is skinbad's (11th comment) but it seems to me this is kind of a multi-purpose tool. For example, the saucy squirrel in Kim's reader's story yesterday might have considered

We the cleverly scurrilous fluffy-tailed brigade of nutmunchers are eagerly looking for the big clumsy hairless ones to come to our impenetrable and cozy winter hideout for a biblical-style ass whoopin' since they are petunias and will be weeded out of the garden of warmth like the trembling flowers they are by our long-toothed big scary squirrels of fear.

That would be the royal we, of course, in this case.

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